Senator Al Franken To Be Featured Speaker at HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinner

by Stephen Peters

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today announced that U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) will be the featured speaker at the 2015 Los Angeles Gala Dinner this Saturday, March 14, 2015.

“Senator Franken is an unapologetic supporter of fairness and equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “A leader in the successful effort to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and the Senate author of the Student Non-Discrimination Act, Senator Franken is an important ally for LGBT Americans in the U.S. Senate. We are honored he is joining us to speak at our 2015 Los Angeles Gala Dinner.”

Senator Franken has scored a perfect 100% on every HRC Congressional Scorecard since his election to the U.S. Senate in the 111th Congress.

As previously announced, HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo will be recognized with this year’s HRC Visibility Award, and Golden Globe winner Shonda Rhimes will be honored with this year’s HRC Ally for Equality Award.

The HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinner, which is expected to draw over 1,000 guests, will be held this Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the JW Marriott LA Live with receptions starting at 5:00 PM.  Tickets and further information are available at

Media access is at full capacity. Media interested in attending should email to inquire if space has become available. Only members of the media who have been credentialed for this event will be allowed entrance.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.


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